Strategic Planning

2022-2027 Strategic Framework in PDF format

Vision:
Building Citizens. Promoting Success.


Mission:
Bedford County Public Schools will provide equal opportunities to enable all students to think critically, collaborate, create, communicate, and become productive citizens. 


Goal: Bedford County Public Schools will maintain high academic expectations and support all students in attaining foundational knowledge, transferable skills, and post-graduation plans. 

Strategies:

  • Expand access to BCPS preschool programs so that students have the opportunity to participate in high quality early learning experiences that strengthen social-emotional and foundational literacy skills, which are essential to school readiness.
  • Research, design, and implement an evidence-based, PreK - 12 comprehensive literacy plan, which includes strategies to address opportunity and achievement gaps among student subgroups so that all students attain foundational knowledge and transferable skills that cultivate confident, proficient, lifelong readers.
  • Research, design, and implement a division numeracy framework that focuses on building conceptual understanding and number and number sense so that students gain foundational knowledge that enables them to develop transferable skills, master critical learning phases, and prepare them for future success in algebraic thinking and post-graduation plans.
  • Increase the on-time graduation rate along with opportunities for dual enrollment coursework and CTE industry credentials, so that students acquire post-secondary readiness skills.

Goal: Bedford County Public Schools will provide safe and supportive learning environments, both physically and emotionally, which enable all students to think critically, collaborate, create, communicate, and become productive citizens. 

Strategies:

  • Create modern learning, work and activity spaces, so that students and staff have a comfortable, safe, and inviting learning environment.
  • Promote student ownership of and responsibility for learning environments so that facilities and learning spaces are sustained and continually improved.
  • Establish procedures and practices that utilize student voice in problem-solving so that schools balance dignity with accountability in discipline and provide a tiered system of support for mental health and behavioral needs.
  • Create a school culture of acceptance so that schools promote a sense of belonging and foster student social and emotional development. 

Goal: Bedford County Public Schools will create an exemplary workforce by recruiting, supporting, compensating, and retaining high quality employees.

Strategies:

  • Recruit qualified candidates, prioritize compensation, cultivate a positive climate, and support and retain current staff, so that BCPS transforms into an employer and community of choice for central Virginia promoting positive outcomes for student achievement.
  • Establish a culture of excellence by providing professional learning that facilitates the individual growth of all staff members to broaden job skills and enhance job performance so that students continue to be supported by high quality employees.

Goal: Bedford County Public Schools will develop mutually supportive partnerships with families and community organizations to enhance student well-being and broaden opportunities for workforce development.

Strategies:

  • Encourage opportunities for family support and increased communication so that knowledge of student opportunities are enhanced.
  • Increase work-based learning experiences, facilitated through mutually supportive partnerships, so that students are provided opportunities for career exploration and workplace development.

Core Values:

  • Focus on students.
  • Collaborate with staff, families, and the community to support learning.
  • Act with integrity.
  • Challenge students to reach personal goals every day.
  • Energize the learning by creating safe and dynamic learning environments.

 

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